Author of books for kids about wildlife, nature, space, weather, and more!

Mary Kay Carson

Mary Kay Carson is a nonfiction childrenโ€™s book author. Sheโ€™s written more than fifty books for kids about wildlife, space, weather, nature, and other science and history topics.

๐Ÿ“Œ Sept 15 - worldwide!

The River That Wolves Moved releases!

๐Ÿ“Œ Oct 29 - Louisville, KY

      Kentucky Book Festival

๐Ÿ“Œ Nov 5 - Wooster, Ohio

Buckeye Book Fair

๐Ÿ“Œ Nov 19 - Cincinnati, Ohio

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The River That Wolves Moved

A True Tale from Yellowstone

Long before its establishment as a national park in 1872, Yellowstone was home to the gray wolf, as well as other large predators. But the relationship between human and wolf has always been a tense and complicated one. Predator control programs were developed and, by the mid-1900s, wolves had almost been entirely eliminated from the region and even the lower United States. The removal of even one strand of an ecosystem's complex web can have a ripple effect, though.


On sale Sept. 15!

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Using the structure of "The House that Jack Built," science writer Mary Kay Carson shows the interconnectedness of the wildlife that lives in a place and how the presence (or absence) of a single species can impact an ecosystem so that the physical landscape itself is altered. Engaging text and colorful detailed artwork make the natural science understandable and accessible to young readers.